"Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism" by Philip Benedict

Thursday, 11 Jun 2009

Philip Benedict's fairly recent book has not received anywhere near the attention or accolades it deserves from Reformed Christians. This may say something about Benedict's tome, which in the form of almost 550 pages of fine print (plus another hundred of notes) almost works as a doorstop. But just as likely, it says more about Reformed Christians and their historical interest. Calvinists are not by any means hostile to history; among conservative Protestants they de-monstrate more attention to the past than most, and the reason has to do with the importance of the Reformation and the production of ...

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